Arunima Sinha Motivational Speaker – Profile
“The real flight of this hawk is impending. Still,this bird is yet to be tested for real. Though I have leaped over the seas, well,the entire sky is still remaining to fly. And make sure that ,i am gonna do it with all my heart and all my soul. ARUNIMA SINHA
Arunima Sinha is the World's first female amputee to climb Mount Everest. Arunima in January 2019 also became world’s first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson(highest peak of Antarctica).
A national-level volleyball and football player, Arunima had dreamt of joining the Central Industrial Security Force. She was on her way to take the examinations, when she was thrown off a train by a group of robbers for refusing to part with her gold chain. One of her legs had to be amputated below the knee as a result.
Immediately, as she fell on the railway track, another train on a parallel track crushed her leg below the knee. She was rushed to the hospital with serious leg and pelvic injuries, and lost her leg after doctors amputated it to save her life. For an average person Such a setback would have snuffed the hopes and morale for life but not for Arunima, who, seemed to draw strength from the incident – and even as she was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, she resolved to climb the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. Fund-raising helped Arunima procure a prosthetic leg to realise her mission.
After being discharged, Arunima enrolled for the basic mountaineering course from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi – a course in which she excelled. She then contacted Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, and trained under her at the Uttarkashi camp of the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF). In 2012, Sinha climbed Island Peak (6,150 metres) as a form preparation.
On April 1, 2013, two years after her horrific accident, Arunima, along with Susen Mahto, a TSAF instructor, started the ascent to Mount Everest. After 52 days of hard climbing, Arunima reached the Everest summit at 10:55 AM on May 21. In the process, she made history by becoming the first female amputee to scale the mighty peak.
Arunima has since received several awards and financial aid for her inspiring achievement. She is donating all the financial aid she has received to open a free sports academy for poor and differently-abled persons – the Pandit Chandra Shekhar Viklang Khel Academy. In 2015, the braveheart was awarded the fourth highest civilian award of India, the Padma Shri. She was also honoured with the Tenzing Norgay Award.
Arunima has rightfully secured her place in history as a person who overcame extreme adversity to achieve glory through sheer determination and self-belief.
Arunima is also the Author of " Born Again on the Mountain: How I Lost Everything and Found It Back'
Arnima Sinha is now dedicated towards social welfare and she wants to open a free sports academy for the poor and differently-abled persons. She is donating all the financial aids she is getting through awards and seminars for the same cause.The academy would be named Pandit Chandra Shekhar Vikalang Khel Academy.
As a Motivational Speaker Arunima enthralls audiences with her unforgettable story of hope, courage and resilience.
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